AccuRev, Inc., the leading provider of advanced tools for managing the software development process, today broke new ground with the release of the first Git integration that seamlessly bridges the world of open source and commercial tools for enterprise-class software configuration management.

AccuRev’s new Kando, an enterprise security and compliance platform for Git, complements the open source SCM tool with its own functionality, allowing organizations using Git to simultaneously leverage the enterprise-level security and traceability within AccuRev SCM.

Kando is the first software development solution that enables Git development shops to unleash the most powerful features of AccuRev SCM, adding workflow, issue tracking, security, change requirements and other capabilities to the software development process, all while maintaining the flexibility and familiarity of Git environments.

Kando’s ground-breaking enterprise-level security and compliance capabilities allow its users to:
• Comply with enterprise-level regulations, by providing full audit and traceability
• Secure Git repositories with access control capabilities, and support for enterprise authentication via LDAP and Microsoft Active Directory
• Visualize and manage development processes that use Git in AccuRev’s StreamBrowser environment
• Support Software Change and Configuration Management (SCCM) through change-based development with AccuRev Change Packages

“Our vision is to advance Git’s exceptional version control performance and capabilities in large development teams.  We do that by providing transparent integration of Git with AccuRev’s proven security and process compliance capabilities,” said Lorne Cooper, AccuRev’s CEO. “With Kando, we see the opportunity to unleash Git in enterprise software development organizations that need to optimize their development process.”

Gartner analyst David Norton commented on the advantages of combining open source tools with commercial solutions, an area where AccuRev is introducing new capabilities with Kando. “We’ve seen a recent push towards open source tools in the software development space, primarily because of the low cost of acquisition and developer preferences” said Norton. “While these tools provide capable functionality for smaller and medium-sized teams, they are often unable to meet the needs of larger enterprises and complex software development environments without further customization and scripting. An alternative solution to this problem that we have seen in the last year is combining these open source tools with commercial solutions to meet specific organizations software development and ALM requirements.” 

Bob Aiello, noted author and Principal Consultant at CM Best Practices Consulting said, “Kando allows your developers to enjoy the flexibility of Git’s lightweight distributed version control system, while still providing a leading-edge and robust enterprise ALM solution. AccuRev’s new product offers the best of both worlds, nimbly meeting the challenges of Agile process maturity and scalability with an impressive blend of power, speed and agility.”

An important part of the Kando product development process was AccuRev’s establishment of a Kando Technical Advisory Board, comprised of representatives from several enterprise organizations with Git environments.

Kando beta is available immediately. For more information or to order Kando, visit or contact AccuRev sales at 781-861-8700.